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Anyone got any ideas on how to make this hole/crack look like new or close to without replacing the siding? 
 

ive used flex seal in the past (recommended by Linda, thank you again)

 

but I feel this area has so much moment when traveling flex seal won’t hold up in the long run, and it’s a large area on the driver side. The passenger side is not as bad.
 

So I thought I’d ask 

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Scrape off all the grout and use fiberglass mat and epoxy. Kit from auto parts store will work. Carefully push into surface to match curves. When it dries you can sand and paint and it will be close to invisible

Linda S

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Maybe something here...https://www.delamrepair.com/rvmotorhomecamperdelaminationrepairkits.html

Worst case find the same style of siding and cut a foot long patch and glue/pop rivet it over the crack. Try jacking the corner to make the crack small before repairs. Also see if you can "look" behind the inside paneling and check for broken framing.

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All good ideas thank you. 
 

the epoxy seems pretty easy. So does pop riveting another piece if I can find the same.  
 

i was also wondering maybe getting a small piece of aluminum and bending it to match the existing siding and using the aluminum filler rods you melt on with a torch. I would of course pull off the panel prior to throwing a flame to it hahaha. 

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I would kind of be curious as to why it split like that or maybe I really didn't want to know!

 

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Honestly I don’t know. But on the passenger side it looks like a clean cut. Almost like a cutting wheel.  And when you step back the overhead bunk looks straight no sagging, and really on the inside it looks like hell, but the walls don’t have any water damage. 


 

I got this old rv (78 cal camp) out of a package deal for 1600. the other was a 83 dolphin. I cleaned up the 83 and just sold it for 3200. So I’m in this old cal camp nothing. 
 

my plan is to bring the outside back to passable condition put air bags on all 4 corners and some 13 or 14” spoke wheels cleaned up the inside real nice and use this one for car shoes and cruising since it’s so short and small.  

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10 minutes ago, Maineah said:

I would kind of be curious as to why it split like that or maybe I really didn't want to know!

 

Sorry Maineah that post above was in response to you

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You know now that I look at the photos maybe there is hanging in the front of the bunk 

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